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Love. What do you think of when you hear that word? What’s your reaction?  How do you feel when you say it, or when it’s said to you? It’s a popular word in our culture.  You might hear it used in ways like: “I love that dress!” or “Oh, I love lasagna.”  You might even catch yourself saying it to describe something you enjoy. I wonder if it has reached the point where we could say it’s so overused that it has lost its true meaning.  Is the context now downplayed and dismissed to a simple feeling of joy or…

Since the beginning of time, God has desired a close, special, intimate, personal, one on one, relationship with mankind. Each evening God himself walked and talked with Adam & Eve in the Garden of Eden – until Adam & Eve’s SIN separated them. Sin created a huge gulf or chasm between God and man. But God knew this would happen, so He set in motion His plan to bring salvation to mankind. In the meantime, God gave the pattern and instructions for a tabernacle – a portable tent – that served as a place where God could meet with…

Life Reference: Mark 6:41-44, Matthew 14:19-21 Focus Verse: And straightway He constrained his disciples to get into the ship, and to go to the other side before unto Bethsaida, while He sent away the people. (Mark 6:45) I find it interesting that Jesus sent the disciples on vacation (or so it looks like) while He took care of crowd control. If we look in the preceding verses, we find that the disciples had just finished the busy task of dispersing food to the hungry crowd of over 5,000 men plus women and children. Notice the verse states Jesus constrained them.…